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Make Your Drum Mixes POP - 4 Tricks

May 09, 2024 | 4,601 Views

Tired of using the same old drum mixing techniques? Dive into these 4 mixing tips to help elevate your drum and percussion arrangements in your next production.

In this tutorial, learn how to infuse your drums with extra punch, depth, dimension, and texture. Enhance the impact of drum buses with saturation, liven up percussion with spatial effects, deepen snare hits with ADT, and add complexity to hi-hats using multi-FX.

Whether you're in the early stages of arranging a beat or putting the final touches to a full mix, these 4 techniques are well worth trying for yourself no matter where in the production process you are.

Video Chapters:

  • 0:00: Introduction
  • 0:22: Hear the drum example
  • 0:41: #1 Add saturation with BB Tubes
  • 2:24 #2 Add excitement to snares with ADT & H-Reverb
  • 4:17 #3 Add movement with Brauer Motion
  • 5:46 #4 Add extra realism to hi-hats with Retro-Fi

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